Ringu introduced J-horror to the international market, while the remake recast the story in American terms.
Wes Craven's original was actually a reworking of Ingmar Bergman's Virgin Spring, yielding something both classy and nasty.
Takashi Shimuzu raided his own Ju-on and turned the best bits into a new movie with American actors in Tokyo.
Almost a scene-for-scene remake of the Spanish zombie-plague picture [REC], reset in LA.
German Michael Haneke remade his own anti-horror movie to wag his finger at American audiences.
Argentine director Walter Salles made a Japanese ghost story into an American one by refashioning it in NYC.
Dutch director Gerges Sluizer's remake of his Spoorlos is less bleak than the original.
Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal redid his thriller Nattvagen in English, this time with LA locales and Ewan McGregor.
This 2008 remake combines the classic expressionist sets with new actors, plus sound. It's the best of both worlds.
This TV remake of the French Diabolique is way better than a more recent Sharon Stone version.